Cuirs Dorés “cuirs de Cordoue” un Art Européen.
Editions Monelle – Hayot
This book will inform you in the technical matters of the gilt leather trade. Monsieur Fournet retraces for your benefit the geographical evolution of the trade and the fashion of the giltleather tapestries. He travelled for decades to see the ancient leathers in situ. Mr. Fournet knows which design sits in the cellars of which museum because he was there! He indexed and photographed and eventually told the conservators what sort of gilt leather they had in stock.
The nearly 400 pages counting book is just out, I don’t doubt that it will become a work of reference in this specific field.
Definitely worthwhile, today, available in French, I hope soon an English edition we see daylight.